Q    Dr. Graham, how can I be free from money worries?

A    One reason people worry about money is because they think it’ll make them secure. All the time the world bombards us with this message: If you have enough money, your life will be worry-free. It’s a lie!

The truth is, money often adds to people’s worries. The world tells us that by hoarding and saving, we’re protecting ourselves. The reality is, we’re destroying ourselves by creating a false god.

If you want to be free from money worries, you must depend solely on the Lord – on the Giver, not the gifts!

Q    How do I know if I have an unhealthy attitude toward money?

A   Here are some indicators that you might have a problem with hoarding, as described in the book of James:

  1. You’re not giving away at least 10% of your money.
  2. Your focus is on someday rather than today – especially your retirement.
  3. You’re suspicious that people are out to get your money.

If the Holy Spirit is convicting you right now, pray. He promises to give you power to help you honor Christ and find freedom in every area of your life, including your finances!